Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County hires new director

The Board of Directors for the Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County announces that Darlington native Stephen O. Edwards has been named executive director of the clinic.

He is a 1984 graduate of Wofford College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics and he earned his Master of Business Administration in 2015 from Western Governor’s University He is the son of the late Jane and Walter Edwards of Darlington.

He is married to Wynde Floyd, originally of Lake City, and they have two children: O’Neill is an attorney in Lexington and Caleb is a deputy with the Florence County Sheriff’s Department.

Edwards’ experience includes 20 years in higher education and public education administration, as well as serving as chief financial officer for a local government entity. In addition, he served as chief operating officer for Patrick Henry Family Services, a Christian nonprofit serving neglected children and hurting families in the Lynchburg, Va., area.

The Free Clinic of Darlington County is an interdenominational Christian ministry providing free primary care, medications and pastoral support to the residents of Darlington County who do not have health insurance and who do not qualify for government health programs.

Its volunteer healthcare providers including doctors and nurses seek to promote the physical, emotional and spiritual health of all who need services and who are making a sincere effort to help themselves and their families.

The Free Medical Clinic of Darlington County operates two offices. In Darlington, at 203 Grove St., and in Hartsville at 500 W. Carolina Avenue. Call 843-398-0060 or 843-332-0422.

Author: Rachel Howell

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